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45 Things for Your Home That Are So Weird, So Cool, & Surprisingly So Cheap on Amazon

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While buying cool stuff for your home can be fun, it can also lead to a larger-than-usual bill at the end of the month. Speaking from personal experience? Let’s just say that the number of times my face has turned sheet-white after checking my credit card statement is way higher than it should be. Luckily, I’ve put together this list of things for your home that are weird, cool, and surprisingly cheap. From wall-mounted soap dispensers to privacy film for windows, there’s no reason why you can’t grab more than a few items — especially when the prices are this reasonable.

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The LED night light that snaps into your outlet plates

Whereas bulky night lights can take up two outlets, this snap-on version leaves both outlets free. Installation is as easy as snapping them into the bottom of your outlet plate — no complicated wiring or tools required. And since they’re also energy-efficient, there’s a good chance you won’t notice a change in your utility bill.

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A colorful privacy film that stays put without any adhesive

Nosy neighbors won’t be able to peek into your windows once you’ve put this privacy film up, as the striking stained glass pattern obscures the inside of your home from their sight. And if you’re worried about it making your home feel darker? Don’t be — while it blocks up to 99% of UVB rays, it still lets a good amount of natural light through. Installation is also a total breeze, as it stays in place using static cling rather than adhesive.

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A draft stopper that’s *so* easy to install

Simply peel off the adhesive backing, then press this draft stopper onto the bottom of your door to help insulate your home. You can trim it with a pair of scissors to fit smaller doors as needed — and if your home isn’t particularly drafty, it can still help insulate your home against noise.

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These under-cabinet lights that are *so* easy to install

Having professional under-cabinet lights installed can cost a pretty penny, whereas these DIY ones are sure to look just as good for a fraction of the price. The adhesive backing on the LED strip lets you press them into place without any tools needed — and they only need three AA batteries (which come included) to provide hours’ worth of light.

05

This Wi-Fi extender that boosts your signal by up to 1,000 feet

A poor Wi-Fi signal can make working from home incredibly difficult, so why not grab this extender? It boosts your signal strength by up to 1,000 feet, while dual-band and patented FastLane technology deliver up to 750 megabyte download speed. The best part? It’s compatible with any wireless router, gateway, or cable modem.

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These adhesive door bumpers that help prevent damage

Letting your cabinets slam shut is unpleasantly loud, so why not add these bumpers to the corners? Their adhesive backing makes installation a breeze, while the clear design gives them an ultra-subtle look that’s hardly noticeable. Plus, they can even help prevent cracks and splits by absorbing the impact whenever your doors close too hard.

07

An elevated cutting board that gives you extra “counter space”

Don’t have a ton of counter space in your kitchen? Place this elevated cutting board overtop of your stove, and you’ll instantly have some extra room to work with. It’s made from sleek bamboo, with juice grooves around the edges to help keep mess to a minimum — and many reviewers raved about how it “fit perfectly” on top of their stove.

08

The bedside shelf that doesn’t require any tools for installation

Whether you don’t have space for a nightstand or your kids sleep in bunk beds, this bedside shelf is worth a look. A strong clamp underneath makes it easy to attach to your bed frame without help from any extra tools — and it’s even strong enough to support up to 35 pounds.

09

A paint pen that lets you refresh your grout for less

Having your grout professionally cleaned or redone can cost a pretty penny — instead, give this paint pen a try. There’s enough ink inside to cover up to 150 feet of grout, while a narrow pen tip makes it easy to color inside the lines. Plus, the formula is water-based.

10

These adhesive hooks made from rust-resistant stainless steel

There’s no need to drill into your tile walls when adding these hooks to your bathroom, as the peel-off adhesive backing lets you press them into place wherever you want. They can hold up to 16 pounds with ease — and since they’re made from sleek stainless steel, the chance of them developing rust is very unlikely.

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A stainless steel mandoline slicer that comes with 5 interchangeable blades

Not only is this mandoline slicer made from rust-resistant stainless steel, but each order also includes five interchangeable blades that let you julienne or slice ingredients in a variety of thicknesses. The best part? A nonslip handle and base help keep it firmly in place while you slice.

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The microwaveable mat & cover that helps reduce splatter

Cleaning out your microwave can be a real pain — but that’s where this cover and mat set comes in handy. The cover not only helps prevent splatter, but it also features ventilation holes throughout so that steam can escape, ensuring that your meals come out crispy rather than soggy. And since the mat stays cool, you can use it as a giant heat-resistant grip when pulling hot items out of the microwave.

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These waterproof mats that help keep your fridge clean

Place these liners on your refrigerator shelves, and they can make it so much easier to keep your fridge clean. They’re waterproof as well as oilproof so that wiping up spills is a total breeze — and the nonslip surface even helps prevent bottles from tipping over. Choose from two colors: white or multicolor.

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The microfiber fan duster with a 100-inch telescopic handle

Rather than breaking out your stepladder, use this microfiber duster to clean those dirty fan blades while staying firmly on the ground. Its telescopic handle stretches to 100 inches, making it easy to reach your fan blades, light fixtures, shelves, and more. The microfiber duster head latches onto dirt, trapping it within its fibers until you shake it out over the trash.

15

An LED smart bulb that’s compatible with Alexa

Upgrading your home doesn’t have to cost a fortune, and this LED smart bulb is proof. Not only does it feature more than 15 million adjustable colors, but it also has a lifetime of up to 25,000 hours. Once paired with Alexa or Google Home, you’ll even be able to change its settings using convenient voice commands — and if you don’t have either, you can just as easily use your smartphone to do it from the palm of your hand.

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This compact cleaning brush that reaches deep into keyboards

Having crumbs underneath your keyboard can make even the cleanest desks feel messy — but that’s where this keyboard cleaner comes in handy. The dual head design gives you five options when cleaning your keyboards, headphone jack, and other parts of your gadgets. A flocking sponge gets rid of the dust in your earbud case, while the high-density brush cleans the dirt around your headphone jack. A metal pen tip gets deep into the hard-to-reach crumbs, the soft nylon-bristle brush cleans keys gently, and a key puller makes it easy to remove the key cap on keyboards.

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A window blind duster that comes with 5 reusable sleeves

Instead of cleaning each individual window blind with a rag, why not use this duster and save yourself some effort? It dusts two blinds at a time, which can cut your cleaning time in half — and each order even comes with five reusable duster sleeves that are machine-washable.

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The magnetic dry-erase calendar that comes with markers included

Having trouble keeping track of everybody’s schedule? Stick this magnetic dry-erase calendar to your fridge, and the entire household will be able to write down their weekly plans for easy reference. There’s also extra space at the bottom where you can jot down extra notes, or even a grocery list — and each order comes with four markers to get you started.

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A spinning spice rack that comes with free spice refills for 5 years

Consider this rotating spice rack a smart pick in cramped kitchens. A gentle spin is all it needs in order to bring the bottles sitting in the back around to the front — and each order comes with 20 different spices included. The best part? Every purchase includes five years’ worth of spice bottle refills to help you save money.

20

This 32-ounce glass cold brew maker that won’t leak

Prepare nearly two liters at once with this cold brew coffee maker. It has a stainless steel mesh filter keeps any grounds from ending up in your cup. And since its flip-top lid is leakproof, you won’t have to worry about spills.

21

A hanging organizer that adds 10 shelves to your closet

If your closet is running low on shelf space, this organizer is a worthwhile investment. Installation is as easy as hanging it up on your closet rod — and with a weight capacity of up to 15 pounds, you shouldn’t have any trouble loading it with shoes, blankets, and everything in between. Plus, there are even six extra bonus pockets on the side where you can stash small items.

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These space-saving hangers made from sturdy beech wood

I prefer to hang my pants up rather than place them on a shelf, which is why I’m a big fan of these space-saving hangers. Their frames are made from a combination of high-quality beech wood and metal, making them sturdy enough to hold heavy denim without any sagging. Plus, each hanger has enough rungs for you to hang up to five pairs of pants.

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The wireless doorbell that comes with 50 pre-installed chimes

Not only does this wireless doorbell have a range of up to 1,000 feet, but the weatherproof design also helps keep it in good working condition from season to season. The battery that comes included with it has a lifetime of up to three years — so there’s no need to spend money on a replacement anytime soon. And unlike some doorbells, this one even comes with 50 different pre-installed chimes for you to choose from.

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An expandable flatware organizer made from sleek bamboo

Consider this bamboo flatware organizer a definite kitchen upgrade. The sides expand from 13 out to 19 inches, making it easy to fit inside most drawers. However, if your flatware is already looking good, you can also use it to organize office supplies, makeup, and more. Choose from three finishes: natural bamboo, black, or white.

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These magnetic measuring spoons that are resistant to rust

It’s almost too easy to misplace your measuring spoons if they aren’t attached to each other — luckily, this set features a strong magnet in the center of each one that keeps them bundled together in storage. And since they’re made from sleek stainless steel, they’re also less likely to develop rust over time.

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A hanging purse organizer that swivels 360 degrees

With four generously sized slots on either side, you’ll be able to fit eight of your favorites on this hanging purse organizer. The clear vinyl pockets (and the fact that the top hook rotates 360 degrees) make it easy to see all your options at once, and it will keep them from ending up in a pile.

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This pan organizer that can be installed horizontally or vertically

Whether you install this pan organizer horizontally or vertically is up to you — but either way, you’ll instantly have storage space for up to five pans. The sturdy metal rungs can handle pans of nearly any size, including bulky cast iron. You also have the choice of three finishes: bronze, silver, or white.

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These rug corner grippers indoors & out

Made of quality rubber that has an adhesive backing, these rug corner grippers are able to keep your rugs flat on the floor. There won’t be any unsightly curling or chances that someone trips over a raised edge. They work atop hardwood, tile, stone, and even other carpets, indoors and out.

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A handled pumice stone that powers through water stains

While your toilet brush does an alright job at tackling that stained porcelain, this pumice stone is almost guaranteed to leave your toilet looking even cleaner. It’s tough enough to powers through everything from limescale to water rings — but unlike some other heavy-duty scrubbers, this one won’t leave behind scratches. The handle also helps you keep a firm grip when cleaning.

30

These super absorbent dishcloths that can be reused 100 times each

Not only will these reusable dishcloths be good for your wallet, but they’ll help the environment too. Since each piece in this pack of 10 can replace 15 rolls of paper towels, you’ll be buying and wasting a lot less. They’re made of a soft blend of materials that can be used wet or dry to wipe spills and clean glass, as well as scrub dishes and stubborn stains.

31

A magnetic screen door that you can pass through handsfree

Leaving your screen door open is an easy way to wind up with a home full of bugs, which is part of the reason why I’m a fan of this magnetic version. A series of magnets running down the center allow it to seal itself shut once you’ve passed through — and you can even pass through it without using your hands. Installation is also a cinch, as each order includes push pins that let you secure it into place around your door frame.

32

This collapsible laundry basket that helps you save space

That clunky laundry basket you’ve been using likely takes up a ton of space in your closet, so why not downsize to this collapsible version? Nonslip handles help you keep a firm grip when carrying it around your home, while ventilation holes around the sides allow wet clothes to aerate between loads. Choose from four colors: light grey, mint, dark grey, or blush.

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The wool balls that can help your clothes dry faster

Rather than waste money on disposable dryer sheets, try tossing these wool balls into the dryer along with your wet clothes. They’ll help aerate your clothes as they tumble, which can lead to them drying faster — and each one is even reusable through thousands of loads. The best part? They’re made from 100% New Zealand wool, without any synthetic fillers added to them.

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These colorful mixing bowls with built-in pour spouts

Not only are these mixing bowls a colorful addition to any kitchen, but each one also features a pour spout to help keep your counters drip-free while cooking. They’re BPA-free as well as safe to wash on the top rack of your dishwasher — and the bowls even nest inside of each other to help you save space.

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This bamboo turntable with a 4.5-star overall rating

This highly rated bamboo turntable features two tiers and a slightly raised lip to keep everything in place as it turns. Whether you keep it on your counter or in your cabinet, you’ll have a much easier time finding spices and condiments.

36

This waterproof grill cover that comes in 5 colors

Leaving your grill exposed to the elements can lead to it becoming rusty — instead, use this cover to help keep it in good working condition. The waterproof material holds up against rain, while a built-in air vent works to prevent condensation from developing on the inside. Choose from five colors: black, cream, grey, mustard, or olive.

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These stain-resistant cutting boards with nonslip handles

To feel confident enough to tackle any recipe, make sure you have this three-pack of cutting boards by your side. With the various sizes, you’ll be able to prep your vegetables, garnishes, and meat all at once. Each has a nonporous surface and built-in juice grooves to prevent drips from ending up on your counter.

38

This plastic bag holder that can be mounted on the wall

Instead of crowding every drawer with bags you intend to use later, keep everything neat and tidy with this plastic bag holder. It can hold up to 30 pieces and be mounted on your wall or cabinet door to truly be out of your way. Plus, the stainless steel is fingerprint-resistant.

39

A weeding tool that reaches deep into soil to yank out roots

Weeding by hand doesn’t always remove the roots, which can lead to them growing back — but that’s where this tool comes in handy. Four teeth reach deep into the ground, yanking out weeds by the root so that they don’t grow back. You can also use it to till your soil.

40

These highly rated silicone oven mitts that come in tons of colors

At nearly 14 inches long, these silicone oven mitts will keep your hands and forearms safe from hot steam, oven rods, and baking pans. The palms have a textured grip while the interior of each mitt is lined with cotton for extra comfort and protection.

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A tiered organizer that easily fits into corners

Whether you need extra storage space for spices, makeup, or even office supplies, these tiered shelves have got you covered. The tiers can be adjusted up to 180 degrees, making it easy to configure them to your space. You also have the choice of six different stylish finishes: white, bamboo, bamboo with black legs, grey, rustic brown, or white.

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This dimmable night light that comes in 10 colors

Don’t blind yourself with that bright overhead light whenever you get up to use the bathroom at night — instead, allow this night light to gently guide your way to the toilet. Its dusk-to-dawn sensor prevents it from wasting electricity during the day, and it’s even dimmable up to three levels. The best part? You have the choice of 10 colors, ranging from deep violet to classic warm white.

43

A 2-quart glass mason jar with a silicone seal

Thanks to its silicone seal, this glass mason jar can be used to store pre-mixed cocktails, cold brew coffee, or homemade juice. The airtight seal will keep everything fresh and the wide handle makes it a breeze to pour.

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The silicone stopper designed to fit in nearly any tub

If your home didn’t come with a stopper for your bathtub, this silicone version is designed to fit inside nearly any drain up to 2 inches in diameter. It also features a zinc alloy interior skeleton that helps reinforce its shape — even through dozens of baths. Plus, many reviewers raved about how it “works very well” and is “easy to clean.”

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This septic tank treatment that can help prevent sewage backups

A sewage backup is the last thing anyone wants to deal with, which is why this septic tank treatment is worth a look. Simply flush one packet down your toilet per month, and it’ll help break down excess waste in order to prevent clogs, buildup, as well as septic overflow. “I was having issues with the bacteria in my aerobic system [...]” wrote one Amazon reviewer. “I dropped two off these in the toilet and within a week it fixed the smell I was having. Highly recommend.”

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